Last edited 22 May 2019

Conservation articles and news

IHBC’s 2019 ‘Yearbook’ Now Released "Extending the Reach of the IHBC"


The IHBC’s Yearbook for 2019 includes regular IHBC reviews, updates and listings, from IHBC’s HESPR listing to our Recognised Conservation Courses and member directory.

IHBC 2019 Marsh Awards now out: at the IHBC’s 2019 School, Nottingham 4 – 6 July

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The judges are delighted to confer the 2019 IHBC Marsh Awards for Successful Learning in Heritage Skills and Community Contribution (Retired Member).

Rail stations in line for £300 million funding boost to improve disabled access

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Disabled rail passengers across Britain will benefit from better access at stations and newly accessible stations will open up routes across the country.

A historical take on the future of Notre Dame, from IHBC’s former Membership Secretary

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The IHBC asked former Membership Secretary Paul Butler for a take on some critical and historical issues around the modern response to Notre Dame.

CPRE’s State of Brownfield 2019 report: Enough land for more than 1M homes

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CPRE shows there is enough suitable brownfield land available in England for more than 1 million homes across over 18,000 sites and over 26,000 hectares.

BBC on ‘The grief that comes from lost buildings’

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BBC News has reported on how, across the world, destruction of cultural attractions causes a specific sort of communal grief.

Enter the Brick Awards 2019: Closing 31 May


The Brick Development Association (BDA) has highlighted the opportunity to compete at the industry’s highest level and be recognised by top-tier trade and national press.

STBA-SPAB Conference – 11 June 2019, London

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The 2019 STBA-SPAB Conference & Expo will look at the current situation of regulations and initiatives, as well as the skills training that enable our built environment to include a wealth of healthy buildings with heritage and aesthetic value.

Historic buildings on fire – Fisons Victorian factory near Ipswich destroyed

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The former Fisons warehouse in Bramford, near Ipswich, was the victim on another fire affecting our heritage. Listed Grade II and dating back to 1858 the building was destroyed by a fire thought to be arson.

Highways England pours £4 million into canal restoration scheme

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A mile-long stretch of canal in Gloucestershire that disappeared more than half a century ago is closer to being restored, thanks to £4 million of funding from Highways England.

Westminster: Legislative plans for Olympics-style body to oversee restoration works


MPs vote on proposals for Houses of Parliament refurbishment, as the restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster reaches a major milestone.

Ever wondered ‘How Venice Works’, with 124 Islands, 183 Canals & 438 Bridges

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Open Culture has featured the Venice Backstage exploration of Venice and how, when the tourists leave the city, 60,000 year-round residents stay behind.